Boston in a nutshell
Ancient red-brick sidewalks twist
past handsome Federalist houses on the way to soaring glass towers housing
The sports teams are the best loved and the
most hated at one and the same time. Residents are fiercely protective of
their neighborhoods and fiercely critical of the MBTA, the government and
In the harbors of Boston lie both the majestic U.S.S.
Constitution, still commissioned to fight America's battles, and scores of
sleek white fiberglass pleasure boats. There are tiny restaurants tucked
into rosy brick town houses on Beacon Hill and huge restaurants on the
dizzying tops of skyscrapers in the downtown. Food ranges from the most
radical of nouvelle chic to downhome Cajun.
Boston is a diverse modern city of neighborhoods.
From the North End to
Bay Village, Back Bay to the South End, Jamaica Plain to Charlestown, the
city shows its diversity of populations, of languages, of foods and
philosophies. Immigrants from every corner of the globe have been welcomed
by the city and re-shaped into Americans whose memories and customs enrich
Boston is a city where politics is everyone's hobby but sports are taken
very seriously; where you can hear six different languages in Filene's
Basement in one morning; where the world's largest record store and the
stately dome of the Mother Church of Christian Science are in the same
neighborhood, and where gilded stone lions and a towering 60-story wedge of
glass comfortably rub shoulders.
Boston State House